I'm from the Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant School of Cooking. When all else fails I cook. So much better than talking. I worked for a decade at the New Yorker magazine, where I covered theatre and edited Tables for Two. For some reason, I moved to Chicago to work at the Chicago Tribune, where I was a features reporter and a food writer until they laid me off in March. So, basically, I moved to Chicago to be laid off by a bankrupt newspaper. I recently moved to Charleston, SC, where I am working on my book, "The Comfort Food Diaries," to be published by Simon and Schuster's Free Press. After I finish writing it next year. . .
- What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
- Brains. Very difficult for me. Also had a hard time with sea urchin.
- What do you cook when home alone?
- The truth is I eat cheese and bread. I like to cook for other people.
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
- My Le Creuset Dutch oven.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is: